When I was in High School I worked at a Restaurant, it was there that I learned how to prepare peppers for freezing. Buckets, buckets and more buckets of them! The 5 gallon kind! 🙂
The owner would buy green peppers and have us clean them. After several buckets full, you became very quick at it. To this day, everytime I clean a pepper I remember those buckets full we had to clean.
We had lots of peppers from the garden, but you could also freeze them when they are on sale. Aldi’s typically has the 3 color peppers, orange, yellow and red, that are great for stir-fry for $2.50, which is a little expensive. But if you use half a pepper and freeze the other half they won’t go to waste.
First, you cut the pepper in half, then just take your hand and pull out the seeds and the inside of the pepper. It’s not really very technical.
I sliced them and layed them on a cookie sheet to freeze
The next day, I took them out of the freezer and put them in bags
Come winter, these peppers will be great in soups, stews and sauces.
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I actually slice mine then throw them in a vac seal bag (vac shut) – then into the freezer the go. Never had a problem either. So easy & great when there is a pepper sale to stock up!
Wow, that is it? I have never been successful in freezing peppers. They always seem to get mushy. Seriously, this works?
LOL. Thanks! Anne
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@Anne @ Confessions and Scrap, If you freeze them first, before bagging them, they should be fine.
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I do the same but dice mine… usually use them for pizza or meatloaf.
Love the new look BTW 🙂
I do something similar with berries. I’m glad to know it can work for peppers too!
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Seriously How Did You Know?!? LOL I have 4 peppers to freeze to go along with our fajitas and I was not sure how to freeze them until now. Thank You!!!
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I just flash froze some green bell pepper the other day too! 🙂 It will be so nice to be able to grab out some of our own peppers in the dead of winter.
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